Mold Maker – Trainee – Westfall Technik Inc – Wakefield, MI

Westfall Technik Inc

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Westfall Technik is a global holding company which provides innovative plastics manufacturing solutions to the healthcare, consumer package goods and light industrial vertical markets. The site locations, operating within the Westfall Technik enterprise, are internationally aligned with unmatched global reach in the industry. Our proprietary Stacked Integration Model ™ enables us to operate leveraging a high degree of specialization, extensive capacities in end-to-end design, production and assembly, and first-class references in high-end manufacturing.


Competitive advantages such as vertical integration, speed-to-market and advanced manufacturing systems allow us to streamline our processes and be a complete solution provider positively impacting our customers’ business. We are powered by experienced people with diversified capabilities and specialties. We pride ourselves in developing customized solutions with precision and care. So, while there is complexity to what we do; we simplify the process to deliver a customer experience that is enjoyable and easy; providing a single point of accountability.


This simple phrase captures what Westfall Technik is all about. The statement embodies the company’s commitment to total support, complete manufacturing capabilities and its bold approach. It is our internal rallying cry. It is our philosophy. Nothing half-hearted.
Associates (and Customers) can be confident that this mantra drives the organization to be nimble, scalable and comprehensive -no matter how complex the customers’ challenge.
We look forward to having an interesting conversation with you.


Mold Maker – Trainee

: Non-Exempt

Westfall UP

: No

Reports to: Tooling Manager


The role of this position will be to support the efforts and work of the Tooling Department, by focusing on specific tasks and work that assists in the creation and maintenance of molds. These tasks include manual machining, grinding, and hot runner assembly.


  • Meet and exceed the goals of scheduled hours and dates of all Department tasks and assigned work
  • Maximize efficiency by working to minimize build time of components
  • Maintain an attitude of Continuous Improvement, making suggestions for improvements of processes and procedures
  • Maintain a department that is CNO – Clean, Neat, Organized
  • Department Team Members strive to create a department that meets and exceeds the expectations and requirements of Westfall Internal & External Customers

Specific Responsibilities:
  • Operate Manual Milling/Turning equipment
  • Heat Treatment of tool steel
  • Manual Surface Grinding tasks and assignments
  • Assemble and maintain hot runners on injection molds
  • Assemble and maintain plastic injection molds
  • Coordinate all inspection of finished components internally and with Quality Department
  • Adjust schedule as needed within the department to maximize output and reduce lead times
  • Be the lead person for jobs assigned to you and be the first point of contact for ALL department questions
  • Make suggestions for resources including equipment, software and training that would improve the efficiency of the department as a whole


  • Technical degree or training preferred
  • Strong mechanical aptitude and organizational abilities
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work within a Team dynamic, collaborating for work completion
  • Effective communication skills both verbally and written
  • Ability to work a schedule that complies to work demands and department needs


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear
  • The employee must occasionally lift up to 100lbs when necessary


The work environment is usually in an indoor concrete floored precision machining shop. General noise level can fluctuate from medium to high on a constant basis. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Westfall -Technik is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, religious creed, physical disability, mental disability, age for individuals age 40 and over, medical condition (as defined by state law (for example, cancer or genetic characteristics or HIV/AIDS), marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment
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